DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER Date : 08/13/2007 Duedate: 08/25/2007 NIANIA ARENA DM-2 TURN-460 This Weeks Top Honors THE DUELMASTER IS 4 BRIDGES OUT THE WINDOW (630) (2-5347) [6-5-0,81] Chartered Recognition Leader Unchartered Recognition Leader 4 BRIDGES SCURVY LAD OUT THE WINDOW (630) SEA DOGS (633) (2-5347) [6-5-0,81] (2-5366) [3-0-0,56] Popularity Leader This Weeks Favorite KORONEDUS KORONEDUS THE GOLDEN FISH (147) THE GOLDEN FISH (147) (2-5430) [11-8-0,66] (2-5430) [11-8-0,66] THE CURRENT TOP TEAM TEAM HAVOK (645) TEAMS ON THE MOVE TOP CAREER HONORS Team Name Point Gain Chartered Team 1. SEA DOGS (633) 41 2. MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) 39 TEAM HAVOK (645) 3. OUT THE WINDOW (630) 6 Unchartered Team 4. THE GOLDEN FISH (147) -8 5. TEAM HAVOK (645) -22 MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) The Top Teams Career Win-Loss Record W L K % Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns W L K 1/ 1 TEAM HAVOK (645) 33 17 4 66.0 1/ 2 TEAM HAVOK (645) 8 7 1 2/ 0 OUT THE WINDOW (630) 12 7 0 63.2 2/ 1 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 8 7 0 3/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) 9 6 1 60.0 3/ 3*MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) 4 5 0 4/ 3 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) 546 677 18 44.6 4/ 0 OUT THE WINDOW (630) 1 0 0 5/ 0*SEA DOGS (633) 3 5 0 37.5 5/ 0*SEA DOGS (633) 1 1 0 '*' Unchartered team '-' Team did not fight this turn (###) Avoid teams by their Team Id ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank DUELMASTER'S COLUMN Notes from the arena champ. I'm sick of this whole deal. This time, I lost to the Khalhums Dwarf, and I'm still the Duelmaster. Was there ever such a mess? Koronedus We standbys think of the poor muskrat Koronedus as our stalking horse. He's pathetic, but he isn't dishonest and he knows to whom the title rightly belongs. Gobiann Strongaxe One of the many superior Dwarves of Khalhums SPY REPORT Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again! The boys at THE GOLDEN FISH left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by TEAM HAVOK. Good show! Good things come to those who fight well, as MEDAL OF HONOR A1 can attest, moving up by 0. SEA DOGS had cause to celebrate, after SCURVY LAD got 27 points by beating VENDETTA. A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 21 points to SCURVY LAD. (Discrete enough, VENDETTA?) In NIANIA, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, 4 BRIDGES. Word has it one team in NIANIA is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death. I'll bet it works. A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn? And do not the little birds cry out?' Any ideas? Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and IRON GYPSY is it right now. Most challenged warrior. Isn't TEAM HAVOK proud! Is there life after death? Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after life! Ponder the possibilities, NIANIA: THE GOLDEN FISH has allowed VENDETTA of TEAM HAVOK to kill SASHINDA unchallenged! Is there no honour left??? Oh hard! that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting! All good things must come to an end. As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place. Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for NIANIA? On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir DUELMASTER W L K POINTS TEAM NAME 4 BRIDGES 5347 6 5 0 81 OUT THE WINDOW (630) CHALLENGER ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME KORONEDUS 5430 11 8 0 66 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) ADEPTS W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HAND OF GOD 5466 5 1 0 56 TEAM HAVOK (645) SCURVY LAD 5366 3 0 0 56 SEA DOGS (633) ALLAN OHATA 5462 4 1 0 46 MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) SPIRITUAL PAIN 5458 6 4 2 39 TEAM HAVOK (645) DOLOVOR 5484 3 0 0 39 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) CHALLENGER INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME VENDETTA 5455 8 2 1 32 TEAM HAVOK (645) IRON GYPSY 5454 7 3 0 31 TEAM HAVOK (645) -SWITZER'S 5350 3 1 0 24 OUT THE WINDOW (630) INITIATES W L K POINTS TEAM NAME HAND OF HELL 5456 4 6 1 23 TEAM HAVOK (645) YUKIO OKUTSU 5460 3 2 1 20 MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) EDWARD O'HARE 5461 2 3 0 19 MEDAL OF HONOR A1 (646) -MISSISSIPPI 5349 1 0 0 15 OUT THE WINDOW (630) HAROLUE 5464 3 4 0 13 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) -EJ DOME 5351 1 0 0 13 OUT THE WINDOW (630) -ORANGE CONE 5348 1 1 0 8 OUT THE WINDOW (630) SAROVOND 5483 2 1 0 7 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) '-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn. THE DEAD W L K TEAM NAME SLAIN BY TURN Revenge? GILLANDE 5465 2 5 1 THE GOLDEN FISH 147 SPIRITUAL PAIN 5458 460 SASHINDA 5434 10 3 1 THE GOLDEN FISH 147 VENDETTA 5455 456 NOT REVE GREYBEARD 5365 0 2 0 SEA DOGS 633 ARENAMISTRESS VORA 23 460 NONE PERSONAL ADS Yes, well, Tarash Tarindanall the Embezzling Scribe. What else can I say, really? He embezzled, I audited. -- Gillande Wellondry of Osksi does not make a good advertisement for his city-state. -- Harolue P.S. Of course, they threw him out, which may be an indication. Yukio Okutsu -- A real opponent! Should I be flattered? Or complimented, which is a different thing, of course. Whatever. I will admit that I'm surprised I won that. -- Dolovor Edward O'Hare -- Armor is your friend. -- Sarovond P.S. Except in the swamp. Stay out of the swamp, and wear more armor. Zag the Dip -- Do for you? How about...I won't tell the arenamaster that you picked his pocket just before the fight. -- Sarovond Harolue -- Would you believe me if I said I was just marking time, waiting for my ship to come in so I can go home to Osksi without being tossed into debtors' prison? -- Wellondry of Osksi Gillande -- Heartless wench. -- Tarash Tarindanall the Embezzling Scribe Vendetta -- And you're a heartless wench, too. -- Jenj, once a slave in Fratsfa Hand of Hell -- Ha! -- Doland Sork, temporarily Captured Orc Hand of God -- (heavy sigh) I could wish that such a visitation in my life meant rescue. -- Jenj, once a slave in Fratsfa Spiritual Pain -- I just had ENOUGH, okay? -- Jenj, once a slave in Fratsfa 27 July 2007 ************************************* ************************************* ** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II ** ************************************* ************************************* Years have passed since the last Slaughterhouse, but the season is right for a return to STORMCROWE! Join us in DM-45 for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE II. WHEN *The actions begins TURN-263 (due approximately November 27, 2007) WHERE *STORMCROWE (DM 45) HOW LONG *13 Turns (Turns 263-275) TEAMS *Teams will consist of two (2) managers. No more, no less. Only one team allowed per manager. Violators will be disqualified from the competition. Old teams and new teams are welcome to join the competition. Once the contest has begun (TURN 263) managers MAY NOT exchange teams or partners. SCORING In the tradition of the Slaughterhouse, scoring will be simple and straight-forward. Victory and achievements will be rewarded while defeats will be mocked and ridiculed. +3 Win +2 Kill (in addition to +3 Win for a total of +5) +5 Team on the Move (Top Gainer(s) Only) +3 Turn's Most Popular +3 Turn's Least Popular +5 Current Top Team (begins 3rd turn of contest) SPECIAL SCORING CONSIDERATIONS *Fights against teammates garner NO POINTS. *Fights against Judith's team (Northern Lights), Arena Stand Bys and the Dark Arena garner NO POINTS (this includes DA kills). *Tourney participation is allowed (even encouraged), but NO POINTS will be given for success in those endeavors. *NO POINTS will be awarded for DM, Popularity Leader, Chartered Recognition Leader, Top Chartered Team, Stylemasters, Top Unchartered Team, and Unchartered Recognition Leader. Every effort has been made to insure scoring neither benefits established teams nor new teams. ENTRY Entry into the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse is easy: *Find a Partner *Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn of the contest. You may also email or diplo Master Darque. *Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up Certificate. Only certificates will be accepted for entry. All certificates submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes. PRIZES *ENDURANCE AWARD: One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes in 60 of the 65 contest fights. *KILL MASTER AWARD: The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited Immortality Potion. This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior. He/she will be resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2. *TOP TEAM AWARD: Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance: *One (1) +1 Bonus Potion *Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior *Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates Special note from RSI on prizes: All contest prizes must be used within three months. All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating contest team in DM 45. The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time, after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears. TIE-BREAKERS In the unlikely event of a tie, pre-contest established tie-breakers will be consulted to determine a winner. The tie-breaking criteria are known to the Moderator and RSI. They will not be made public knowledge to avoid any exploitation. MODERATOR Master Darque will be serving as Master of Ceremonies for the Slaughterhouse II. As such, all his decisions are final. Any rules inquiries should be directed to him. CONTACT INFORMATION Master Darque can be reached by Diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428) or you may email him at the following address: rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com. Be sure to put STORMCROWE in the Subject line of your Email so it can be easily spotted if sent to his Spam folder. LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS GREYBEARD was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS VORA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight. HAND OF HELL was vanquished by DOLOVOR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle. ALLAN OHATA savagely defeated IRON GYPSY in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight. KORONEDUS was unbelievably bested by 4 BRIDGES in a popular 5 minute Title fight. VENDETTA was demolished by SCURVY LAD in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition. HAND OF GOD overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle. SPIRITUAL PAIN delivered the death blow upon GILLANDE in a 1 minute competition. HAROLUE was defeated by EDWARD O'HARE in a 2 minute gruesome melee. YUKIO OKUTSU slimly won victory over SAROVOND in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel. BATTLE REPORT MOST POPULAR RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS |FIGHTING STYLE FIGHTS FIGHTING STYLE W - L - K PERCENT| |SLASHING ATTACK 6 TOTAL PARRY 6 - 3 - 0 67 | |LUNGING ATTACK 5 STRIKING ATTACK 2 - 1 - 0 67 | |WALL OF STEEL 2 PARRY-STRIKE 6 - 4 - 0 60 | |BASHING ATTACK 1 SLASHING ATTACK 23 - 16 - 3 59 | |PARRY-STRIKE 1 LUNGING ATTACK 26 - 19 - 2 58 | |TOTAL PARRY 1 BASHING ATTACK 5 - 5 - 2 50 | |AIMED BLOW 0 WALL OF STEEL 1 - 4 - 0 20 | |PARRY-LUNGE 0 PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 - 0 0 | |STRIKING ATTACK 0 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 - 0 0 | Turn 460 was great if you Not so great if you used The fighting styles of the used the fighting styles: the fighting styles: top eleven warriors are: BASHING ATTACK 1 - 0 SLASHING ATTACK 2 - 4 4 SLASHING ATTACK LUNGING ATTACK 4 - 1 AIMED BLOW 0 - 0 2 LUNGING ATTACK WALL OF STEEL 1 - 1 PARRY-LUNGE 0 - 0 2 BASHING ATTACK PARRY-STRIKE 0 - 1 1 WALL OF STEEL PARRY-RIPOSTE 0 - 0 1 PARRY-STRIKE STRIKING ATTACK 0 - 0 1 TOTAL PARRY TOTAL PARRY 0 - 1 TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE FIGHTING STYLE WARRIOR W L K PNTS TEAM NAME WALL OF STEEL 4 BRIDGES 5347 6 5 0 81 OUT THE WINDOW (630) PARRY-STRIKE KORONEDUS 5430 11 8 0 66 THE GOLDEN FISH (147) SLASHING ATTACK HAND OF GOD 5466 5 1 0 56 TEAM HAVOK (645) LUNGING ATTACK SCURVY LAD 5366 3 0 0 56 SEA DOGS (633) BASHING ATTACK SPIRITUAL PAIN 5458 6 4 2 39 TEAM HAVOK (645) Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above. The overall popularity leader is KORONEDUS 5430. The most popular warrior this turn was KORONEDUS 5430. The ten other most popular fighters were ALLAN OHATA 5462, EDWARD O'HARE 5461, 4 BRIDGES 5347, SCURVY LAD 5366, YUKIO OKUTSU 5460, DOLOVOR 5484, HAND OF GOD 5466, GILLANDE 5465, HAROLUE 5464, and GREYBEARD 5365. The least popular fighter this week was VENDETTA 5455. The other ten least popular fighters were IRON GYPSY 5454, HAND OF HELL 5456, SAROVOND 5483, SPIRITUAL PAIN 5458, GREYBEARD 5365, HAROLUE 5464, GILLANDE 5465, HAND OF GOD 5466, DOLOVOR 5484, and YUKIO OKUTSU 5460.